Okay, so May 21st came and went and the end of the world didn't occur. But it occurred to me that the whole idea behind that kind of prophecy serves the rightwing perspective and agenda.
It's like if you believe the end of the world is being forecast by the extreme weather and plethora of natural disasters then you not only get to dismiss climate change and any man made part of it you also get to believe it doesn't matter anyway because the world won't be around to worry about.
And if you believe government is good for nothing and should be reduced to a size that can be drowned in a bathtub as one rightwing saying goes, then that justifies doing everything in your power to reduce government to nothing and then government is good only for nothing and you win again.
Or like doing everything in you and your rightwing dominated party to block any attempts to remedy the economy or the environment or make the wealthiest among us including corporations pay a fairer share so that the rest of us have a chance at at least the basic necessities like a home and healthcare and and a job or support until jobs can be found, then the economy and environment etc. end up in bad shape and you get to point the finger at the other guys for not finding a remedy!
It's late so I'm probably not articulating this as well as I was in my mind earlier in the day when I didn't have time to get to the computer or rather I was on the computer talking to more than one of those corporations that have taken over our world and getting only recorded messages telling me to use my computer to contact the corporation about problems I was having with that corporation's software that was causing me to be unable to use my computer!
Sometimes I just don't get why my fellow citizens, especially the younger ones, haven't taken to the streets by the thousands to protest the lack of jobs as their counterparts all over the world have (there's been demonstrations over the lack of jobs in not just the Middle East, and Europe, but also China and some parts of Africa, etc.) or just to protest the takeover of our country and society by a handful of corporations that pay almost no taxes or actually no taxes as the case may be, and that consider customer service a device for frustrating customers into giving up any complaining at all.
I'd certainly do my best to join them if they did.